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Hacienda Macalauan farm is situated at Andres Soriano Avenue, Barangay Mabacan, Calauan, Laguna, which is in the main barangay road and about 2 kilometers from the main town. Calauan town is situated within the province of Laguna, located some 30 kilometers south of Manila, and bounded on the north by Rizal, on the east and south by Quezon, and on the west by Cavite and Batangas.

The farm practices a semi-intensive and cut-and-carry system. The milking parlor has a bucket-type milking machine. The farm’s operation is guided by the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). It has certain biosecurity measures like the placement of a foot bath at the entrance of the farm to prevent the entry of diseases such as Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). In addition, the farm practices regular herd disease monitoring and vaccinations for the prevention of diseases.

Our Herd

Hacienda Macalauan’s herd originated from the Holstein Friesian-Sahiwal cows that came from Australia and New Zealand. The Holstein Friesian is a temperate breed that originated from Holland while the Sahiwal is a tropical breed that originated from Pakistan. This type of cross breeding takes advantage of the high milk production of the Holstein Friesian and the heat tolerance and disease resistance of the Sahiwal.

The herd is constantly being upgraded and provided with the best possible care to ensure good health and maximum productivity. Illness is minimized by providing a sanitary environment, customized diet and compassionate, attentive daily care.

Dairy Cow Nutrition

Good nutrition is always important in having healthy and high yielding dairy cows. The herd is fed with good quality grass and legumes that came from an improved pasture. Customized concentrates and vitamin-mineral premixes, brewer’s spent grain, copra meal and molasses are also being given. These feed ingredients are regularly tested and their suppliers are evaluated to ensure its good quality.

Lactating cows are also provided with dairy concentrates thus enabling Hacienda Macalauan Inc., to produce premium milk that is without antibiotics, growth hormones or dangerous pesticides.

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